Sunday, July 27, 2008

(Learning to) Sew With Local Organic Cotton Part 4

Trust me when I say that I know I went a little too short on this organic cotton jumper, with that said I think it would be rockin' with various long/cap sleeve tops & some leggings - (but I only have purple leggies and didn't want to mess up the pic.) This sassy little jumper is made from 100% locally woven organic cotton and upcycled buttons I cut off some funky thrift garb, totalling $3. It's meant to ride right under or at the bustline, and the buttons actually do work they are not just for decorative flare. I got the design idea from a Feel Good Style article featuring some cute eco summer fashion, so I can not claim the design as my own, but I am searching out cute outfits to help me learn to sew just by looking at the picture.

All you need to make this jumper is some organic cotton, or upcycle cotton fabric (stretchy is better- mine is not stretchy enough), and scissors, thread, measuring tape and two buttons. I have not figured out how to sew a button on my sewing machine yet, the directions are so BLEH I can't understand them. But sewing buttons by hand was really nice since I started zoning out into a peaceful creative state. OM!

PS- In the Picture are the second hand red cowgirl boots I got that I said I would wear "everyday forever" and so far I have...even when it doesn't match at all. :)

6 comments:

Nick in admiration said...

You are getting totally better with your sewing. I'm really impressed. I can't wait to see what you are coming up with a year from now!

Jim Jamesson said...

Oh my dear sweet cupcake there is no such thing as too short...

The Oko Box said...

Thanks Ya'll -
I actually went ahead and added on some fabric and made it more secretary style length. :) I think it's still cute.

Clare said...

Buttons are tricky! I have a buttonhole machine that I've never used because the instruction booklet is so long I pretty much fall asleep half way through! I sew mine by hand as well- way to uphold such a traditional female task! It's crazy though how you can zone out and not realize that it took you a half hour to sew 5 buttons!

The Oko Box said...

Hey Clare- I am glad i am not the only one who can't read the button hole directions. I fact I can hardly read any of the directions- i wish you lived close by so you could show me how to use the serger I found on ebay! I am soooo confused!

Bort said...

You wore that lastnight!
Woooooo!